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Retirement Living in Kossuth County - Iowa

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Area Description

Kossuth County is in the north central part of Iowa. Algona is the county seat with population of just under 6,000. We have a diverse business community with great retail, industry, manufacturing, restaurants, motels, Bed & Breakfast, etc.

Algona has many city parks and outdoor recreational area. Our Senior Citizens center offers a variety of social activities. There are many activities available throughout the year - both on weekdays and on weekends - due to the many service club projects, school and church groups, etc. We have a YMCA with programming for all ages. Our area has something to offer people of all ages.

Includes Cities/Towns: Algona, Bancroft, Burt, Lakota, Ledyard, Swea City, Titonka, Whittemore.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   We have a walking/biking trail. Our State Park offers hiking areas. Algona is a certified Blue Zone community and there are many activities available now and more planned for the future to tie in to that designation. We have a POW Museum, Nativity Scene (constructed by German POW's and donated to the Algona community) and the Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum.

Cultural Activities

We have an arts council and a charitable trust that bring concerts/plays to our area.

Public transportation

A region transit bus through our arear council of governments.

Medical Facilities

Our health care center is affiliated with Mercy Health Network. It is affiliated with Mercy Health network and offers a specialty clinic with physicians from nearby Mason City providing Algona area residents with quality health care without the additional travel. We also have a clinic with many well qualified general physicians.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  5.0  14.5  24.0  0.8 "  8.4 "
 Feb  10.0  19.5  29.0  0.8 "  6.2 "
 Mar  22.0  31.7  41.4  1.9 "  5.5 "
 Apr  33.6  45.8  57.9  3.3 "  2.4 "
 May  46.5  58.2  69.9  4.0 "  0.0 "
 Jun  57.1  68.3  79.5  5.0 "  0.0 "
 Jul  61.1  71.8  82.5  4.4 "  0.0 "
 Aug  58.5  69.2  79.9  3.9 "  0.0 "
 Sep  48.6  60.8  73.0  3.1 "  0.0 "
 Oct  36.0  47.9  59.9  2.3 "  0.4 "
 Nov  23.0  32.9  42.9  1.6 "  4.7 "
 Dec  10.0  18.5  27.0  1.0 "  8.9 "

We enjoy the changes of 4 seasons. Spring typically arrives in early April - day time temps in the 50's and 60's. Summer weather begins around late May - early June, with day time temps in the high 70's and 80's. We have a lot of 90+ degree days in July and August with high humidity. Changing colors for the fall season start around mid-late September. Cooler days - 60's - 70's through October, dropping to 40's and 50's in early November. Winter weather begins mid-late November.

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Cost of Living for Kossuth County, IA

Kossuth County, Iowa cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

We have a variety of apartment rentals, assisted living facilities, etc.

Senior Assistance in Kossuth County, IA

Kossuth County, Iowa offers the following assistance for seniors:

Our senior center offers a noon meal, in addition to meals on wheels. There is a community health through our hospital for those in need of in home care.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

We have a program through our community college - RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program. People sign up and are called for volunteer opportunities through schools, churches, Chamber of Commerce, etc.

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